Killen's Barbecue

Led by award-winning Owner, Chef and Pitmaster Ronnie Killen, Killen's Barbecue has earned rave reviews and fandom for its Central Texas-style ‘cue since opening its doors. While in partnership, KPC has hosted media visits and overseen on-location and studio tapings for local and national outlets, managed robust social media followings, helped celebrate anniversaries, and captured live shots of the crew at events, including the chef’s participation in Meatopia at NYC Wine & Food Festival and Texas Monthly BBQ Fest in Austin, Texas. When the Houston Astros competed in the World Series, KPC coordinated with the Mayor’s office to initiate a friendly mayoral wager between Houston and LA, resulting in lively national press for Killen’s Barbecue. 

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our role

Restaurant Launch | Media + Public Relations | Events | Social Media Management | Logo Design | Menu Design | Website Direction | Print + Digital Marketing | Print Collateral | E-News Campaigns | Photography

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While in partnership with KPC, press highlights include

#2 spot on “Top 5 BBQ in America” – Food Network

“Food Paradise” – Travel Channel

#10 on “25 Most Outstanding Restaurants” – GQ Magazine

“The First 10 Places to Go in Houston” – Food Network

“Hottest BBQ Joints Across the U.S.” – Zagat National

“15 Best New BBQ Joints in America” – Thrillist

“20 Best Dishes in Texas” – Food & Wine Magazine

“20 Best Restaurants in Houston” — Conde Nast Traveler

“Where to Find Good Barbecue in 23 Eater Cities” – Eater National

“Our Visit to Killen’s Barbecue: With Great Barbecue Comes Great Popularity” - Cook’s Country

“The Ultimate Guide to American Regional Barbecue” – Zagat National

“Is Carolina Barbecue Going Texas-Style? – Southern Living

“An Insider’s Guide to Houston” – Food & Wine Magazine

The Secret to the Best Barbecue” – Huffington Post

“10 Best BBQ Places in Houston” — Conde Nast Traveler

“9 Barbecue Instagrams You Won’t Be Able to Stop Thinking About” – Tasting Table

“Top 5 Best BBQ in Texas” – Texas Monthly

“3 Perfect Days: Houston” — United Airlines Magazine

“How Texas Beef Ribs Became BBQ’s Newest Star” –

“Where to Eat in Houston for Super Bowl Weekend” – Tasting Table

“At Killen’s, Patriots Players Took Down 40 Pounds of Meat” – Boston Globe

“Smoked Brisket Chili Combines All That is Good” – Texas Monthly

“How Houston Restaurants Are Giving Back to the Local Community Post-Hurricane Harvey” – Foodable TV

“What’s Smokin’? A Texas Barbecue Primer” – Texas Monthly, Super Bowl Issue

“Salute the People Working on Our Behalf” – Miami Herald (Harvey’s Heroes)

“Mayor Turner Proud of His Town, and of Astros” – (Killen’s Barbecue Mayoral Bet)

“21 Game Day Snacks That Will Score Big at Your Super Bowl Party” – People Magazine

“Beyond the Super Bowl: Where to Eat Global and Shop Local in Houston” – Vogue

“Sean Brock Expands to Greenville and More Chef News Down South” – Plate

“Why Houston Should Be Your Next Long Weekend Destination” – W Magazine

“Houston's 11 Best New Restaurants” and “Top 33 Best BBQ Spots in America” – Thrillist National

“The Must-Try Food at Every NFL Stadium” - Business Insider

“Best Barbecue” – CultureMap and Houston Press

“The Top 100 Restaurants” of 2014 (#3), 2015 (#4), 2016 (#5), 2017 (#8) and 2018 (#3) – Houston Chronicle

4-star Review – Houston Chronicle

“10 Standout Dishes from Alison Cook’s Upcoming Top 100 Restaurants Lists” - Houston Chronicle

“38 Essential Houston Restaurants” and “16 Essential Barbecue Destinations” – Eater Houston

“Reader’s Choice: Best Barbecue” and “Reader’s Choice: Best Ribs” – Houston Press

“Most Instagrammed Dishes and Dining Rooms in Houston” – Eater Houston

“Where to Eat Right Now: 10 Vibrant New Restaurants” - CultureMap

“Houston Husband-Wife Team Chronicles City’s Struggles in ‘Harvey’s Heroes’” - Houston Chronicle

“20 Must-Try Dishes to Call Yourself a Houstonian” – Zagat

“Where to Eat Houston’s Finest Fried Chicken” – Eater Houston

“Best of Houston: BBQ Restaurants” – KHOU-TV

“The Secret to the Best Barbecue” – Huffington Press

“10 Things You Must Eat, Drink and Do While You’re Here for the Super Bowl” – Houston Modern Luxury

“Barbecue Baron Gets Fit” – Houston Chronicle

“Where the Houston Texans Eat: JJ Watt, D.J. Reader and More Reveal Their Favorite Restaurants” - PaperCity Magazine

“5 Must Do Things in Pearland” – 365 Things to Do in Houston

“Houston Restaurants Help Feed Harvey Victims, First Responders” – ABC-13 Eyewitness News

“Houston Barbecue Smoking in Austin? Acclaimed Chef Looks to Central Texas for Expansion” – Austin Business Journal

“Building the Perfect Barbecue Joint” – Houston Chronicle

“28 Amazing Restaurants in Houston That Are Actually in the Suburbs” - Narcity

“The Best Barbecue Joints in Houston Right Now” - Thrillist

“The Essential Dishes You Have to Eat in Houston” and “Houston’s Best Barbecue” – Houston Chronicle

“24 Bucket List Houston Restaurants You Need to Try” - Narcity

“Devouring Houston: ‘Cued Up” – Houston CityBook

“The 5 Best Chicken Fried Steaks in Houston” – Houstonia Magazine

“Houston’s Hot, Crispy Fried Chicken Revival” — Houston Chronicle